Dump Inserts

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by BVLAWNCARE, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. BVLAWNCARE

    BVLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
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    I was just wondering if anyone knows rather or not you could put a Truck Craft TC-100 Dump Insert on a 2005 Dakota? Or how about a 2003 Dodge Dakota?

    Thanks
     
  2. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You wont be able to load much in it, the truck cant take it. After the weight of the dump you may have like 5-800lbs before you are maxed out. Not the best idea or use of money IMO. For me, i would have a 3/4 ton to have a dump insert.

    If it will fit, I cant tell you.
     
  3. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    TruckCraft doesn't make one to fit mid sized pick ups. They do make a shorter one for full size trucks with 6' beds. But not for midsize trucks.
     
  4. lafrance4078

    lafrance4078 LawnSite Member
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    I also would be worried about the amount of weight that you could put in it once you ahd the dumper in it. Even a 1/2 ton truck would be pretty weighed down with a dump bed. I have been thinking about this my self. I have a 2001 dodge 1500 2wd. Thought about putting one in it. After many thoughts about this I have decided to wait untill I get a F-350
     
  5. razorman

    razorman LawnSite Member
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    I think I am going to sell my 87 one ton dump truck and buy a insert to put in my F-250,which one would you recommend?
     
  6. BVLAWNCARE

    BVLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
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    Well, regardless, my dakota is beefier than most other dakotas with a 4000 pound towing capacity. But you guys are most likely right. Thanks for the reply I guess I have to wait until I get my 2005 Ram 3500. :)
     
  7. lafrance4078

    lafrance4078 LawnSite Member
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    Razor, If I were you, I would keep the dump truck for those jobs where the truck might get scratched or messed up or things like that. However, myself, I don't have the option of having a 1987 dump truck. In my case, when I buy my new truck, I will be putting the insert in it because I need it to be dual function. Not sure if all of that helped you, but there you have it.
     
  8. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    Kinda depends on how much you want to spend. The cheaper steel model is around $2200 installed most places (this is for an EZ-Dumper, not sure of Truckcrafts prices).

    Or you can get an aluminum model from Truckcraft which is quite a bit more $. But it won't rust, and it weighs less, so you have more hauling capacity. I'm just not sure of the prices on them.

    There are a couple other places that make them too, but EZ-Dump and Truckcraft seem to be the most popular and seem to have the best reputation.
     
  9. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
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    Razor, I thought you already have a dump insert in the F250????
     
  10. razorman

    razorman LawnSite Member
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    No, not yet. What made you think I did?
     

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